The key players in the luxury yacht builders marketplace include some world-class names, including Alexander Marine Co Ltd, Damen Shipyards Group, Azimut Benetti S.p.A., Feadship, FERRETTI S.P.A., Horizon Yacht USA, Princess Yachts International plc, Sanlorenzo Spa, Sunseeker International Limited, and Viking Yacht Company.
These world-renowned names have achieved their success in the luxury yacht marketplace because they have adapted and evolved to deliver their super-rich clients with truly personal and unique design experience.
Any yacht builders that fail to be flexible in their approach to customising their designs will quickly fall by the wayside. Those well-established yacht builders, as mentioned above, have built their reputations on a proven platform that strives to take on new challenges and think outside of the box to come up with new concepts that are not only safe and workable but can be tailored to suit the needs of their clients.
Even if you are extremely independently wealthy with money to burn, when you want to become a superyacht owner, it will pay you to seek out and work with a skilled yacht builder that can understand your ideas, help you to visualise your dreams, and deliver you with an outstanding design that you can be proud of.
The best international yacht builders rely on their reputation and their credibility in the eyes of their super-wealthy clients, but they also need to remember that their rich clients are also very financially-savvy and will be looking for good value for their money.
This is why only the most elite of shipbuilders rise to the surface with a strong reputation for delivering excellence in everything they do.
With this in mind, let us take a closer look at some of the world’s best luxury yacht builders and their famous creations.
Blohm & Voss
Blohm + Voss work from their facility in Hamburg, Germany, and is now owned by Lurssen, but has built a long and solid reputation for creating some of the most iconic large superyachts in the world including, MOTOR YACHT A, and 531’ the162.5m M/Y ECLIPSE, and M/Y Dubai.
Lürssen is based in Germany and is considered to be one of the world’s leading shipyards for large luxury yacht design and builds. With their roots going back to being the first shipbuilders to design and build the first-ever motor yacht in 1886, Lurssen’s are still on top of their game with the design and build of the motor yacht Azzam, currently the worlds largest super-yacht.
Amels owns and operates the largest superyacht building shipyard in the Netherlands. With an international reputation as being one of the best luxury yacht builders in the world, they have built more than 60 superyachts to high-end customers, each with unique and full customisation to meet their client’s requirements with M/Y Here Comes The Sun as one of the most notable recent vessels to be launched from their yard.
Another big name from the Netherlands, Feadship positions itself as a shipbuilder that creates one-of-a-kind, unique custom yachts for their mega-rich clients. With four separate shipyards in the Netherlands, with an expansion on the cards for their Amsterdam yard, Feadship is upping their ability to build more luxury yachts of greater lengths in the coming years. Well-known yachts include M/Y Venus, M/Y Savannah, M/Y Madame Gu and M/Y Symphony.
The yacht builders listed above are among the world’s most renowned and most powerful leading brands within the motor yacht building industry. They have become the benchmark for delivering the very best high-quality and luxury super vessels in the world.
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